ARTICLES RELATING TO BRT

MyCiTi bus drivers strike in Cape Town

2014-04-02 10:46

An unprotected strike by several MyCiTi bus drivers has disrupted a number of routes in Cape Town, according to a city official.

Rea Vaya strike to go ahead

2014-03-31 08:08

The City of Johannesburg says a last minute effort to halt the Rea Vaya bus drivers' strike has failed, and passengers are advised to look for alternative transport.

Tshwane wants to create BRT billionaires

2013-06-05 12:30

Tshwane's bus rapid transit system will benefit the taxi industry, says the Tshwane Regional Taxi Council.

Taxis busier as bus strike continues

2013-04-22 10:38

There is a lot more activity than usual at the country's minibus taxi ranks as commuters left stranded by an ongoing nationwide bus strike take taxis instead, Santaco says.

Taxi owners wary of MyCiTi bus service

2013-03-06 11:05

Cape Town minibus taxi owners have expressed reservations about the implementation of the MyCiTi bus service in Khayelitsha, saying it's a "recipe for conflict".

Cape Town to expand MyCiTi bus service

2012-10-08 11:18

The City of Cape Town is ready to roll out an expansion of its MyCiTi bus service to commuters in Dunoon, Khayelitsha and Mitchells Plain, according to a report.

Tshwane BRT system takes off

2012-07-11 14:07

The construction of the Tshwane Bus Rapid Transit system, which is set to reduce traffic accidents, congestion and carbon emissions, has started.

Cape Town to pilot new transport system

2012-02-15 14:44
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Cape Town has been chosen as the pilot area for a proposed integrated public transport system to be controlled by municipalities, the transport department says.

Durban IRT plans include taxi industry

2011-09-22 12:32

The SA National Taxi Council has praised the eThekwini Municipality for involving minibus taxi operators in its plans for Durban’s integrated transport system.

Western Cape braces for taxi strike

2011-03-09 12:14

The Western Cape provincial government is making contingency plans for a minibus taxi operators' strike, which has been planned for Monday.

Johannesburg to lose 72 trees to BRT

2010-10-25 10:11

Johannesburg residents are upset that 72 trees will be cut down on Empire Road to make way for the city's bus rapid transit service.

Rea Vaya drivers back at work

2010-06-15 07:52

Rea Vaya bus drivers are going back at work following an "illegal" strike that left hundreds of soccer fans stranded at Soccer City.

Joburg taxi deal announced

2010-06-08 14:04

Johannesburg mayor Amos Masondo has announced that nearly half the minibus taxis operating between Soweto and Ellis Park will be removed from the city's roads.

BRT drivers urged to stop strike

2010-05-31 12:50

The bus company that operates Rea Vaya is applying for an urgent interdict to stop a strike, while Samwu has warned bus drivers could lose their jobs.

BRT bus drivers go on strike

2010-05-31 07:11

Johannesburg commuters have been left stranded due to an illegal strike by Rea Vaya drivers who want to be permanently employed.

Zuma hops on BRT bus

2010-05-21 11:41

President Jacob Zuma has surprised Soweto commuters with an unexpected visit to a BRT bus rank to have a look at how the system is working.

Union dispute halts BRT buses

2010-05-10 09:06

Johannesburg's showcase Rea Vaya Bus service is not operational due to a union dispute, the company says.

Cele, Saps meet over BRT shootings

2010-05-04 18:04

No stone will be left unturned to arrest the "thugs" involved in ongoing attacks on the government's Rea Vaya Bus Rapid Transit system, the chief of police has said.

Popcru: BRT attack deplorable

2010-05-03 16:07

A brutal attack on bus rapid transport undermines the provision of quality public transport services in Gauteng, union Popcru says.

Gunmen open fire on BRT buses

2010-05-01 13:30

Nine people have been injured in two separate incidents when gunmen opened fire on Rea Vaya buses in Soweto.

Taxi violence 'won't be tolerated'

2010-03-25 14:12

The government says it is committed to addressing the concerns of the minibus taxi industry, but violence against law-abiding citizens will not be tolerated.

CT taxi operators go on strike

2010-03-23 08:49

Cape Town police are on high alert as minibus taxi operators strike over the implementation of the city's Integrated Rapid Transit system.

BRT passengers face delays

2010-03-16 07:21

Commuters in Soweto are facing long queues along BRT routes as minibus taxi drivers continue to withdraw their services in protest against the system.

BRT protest: Situation calm

2010-03-15 12:48

A strike by minibus taxi drivers over the introduction of feeder systems for the BRT system has calmed down, according to Johannesburg metro police.

BRT chaos: Has it affected you?

2010-03-15 10:09

Police have had to escort the roll-out of the latest phase of Jhb's BRT system while taxi drivers withdrew their services. Were you affected?

 

Meeting set in bid to resolve bus strike

2014-04-01 09:07

A meeting between Rea Vaya bus operators and the SA Municipal Workers Union has been scheduled in a bid to resolve a bus strike, operator Piotrans says.

Tshawe: Taxi sector will own BRT system

2013-06-05 14:20

The taxi industry in Tshwane will eventually own and operate the city's bus rapid transit system, says city manager Jason Ngobeni.

Strike: MyCiTi bus services suspended

2013-04-26 10:16

The City of Cape Town says it has suspended all MyCiTi bus services because of ongoing strike action and threats of possible violence.

Man held for throwing brick at MyCiTi bus

2013-03-13 12:11

A man has been arrested for allegedly throwing a brick at a bus in Table View, a Cape Town official says.

Johannesburg transport official quits

2013-02-18 07:33

Johannesburg mayoral committee member Rehana Moosajee, under whose leadership the Reya Vaya BRT system was introduced, has resigned.

NDP: Prioritise commuter interests

2012-08-15 17:14

Commuters' interests need to be placed above those of transport providers, in terms of the revised National Development Plan tabled in Parliament.

Pretoria to get first BRT station

2012-07-09 20:50

Construction of the first Bus Rapid Transit station is set to begin in Pretoria, the city of Tshwane says.

BRT to be rerouted away from Oxford Rd

2011-10-29 14:32

Residents of Saxonwold, Forest Town, Parkwood and Parktown have welcomed the City of Johannesburg's decision to reroute the Rea Vaya bus rapid transit system to Louis Botha Avenue.

MyCiti bus service for Cape Flats

2011-09-01 14:04

The City of Cape Town is planning several express MyCiti bus services between Mitchell’s Plain, Khayelitsha and the city centre, mayor Patricia De Lille says.

Ndebele hands over bus company

2011-02-07 16:30

Transport Minister Sibusiso Ndebele has handed over the BRT Rea Vaya Phase 1A bus operating company to taxi industry shareholders.

Rea Vaya bus drivers strike

2010-09-20 08:11

Rea Vaya bus drivers in Johannesburg have embarked on an illegal strike, shutting down bus services in the city.

Deal will halve taxis on Joburg route

2010-06-08 21:41

Nearly half the minibus taxis operating between Soweto and Ellis Park will be removed from Johannesburg's roads and in return, taxi owners will get shares in a new bus operating company.

Rea Vaya buses running again

2010-06-01 08:08

Johannesburg's BRT buses are running smoothly, after an interdict was granted to prevent bus drivers from striking.

Man held for BRT shooting

2010-05-31 10:05

A man is set to appear in court after being arrested in connection with the fatal shooting of a Reya Vaya bus passenger last month, police say.

Soccer City transport solved

2010-05-26 22:31

Fans for Bafana’s friendly against Colombia at Soccer City have been urged to use the BRT system or park-and-ride facilities.

Rea Vaya unfair, says union

2010-05-10 13:46

Samwu has labelled bus operator Rea Vaya unfair for not giving its workers - who have gone on a surprise strike - more choice on which union to align themselves with.

SWC: Designated parking areas

2010-05-05 20:49

Designated parking areas, free rail travel and additional transport facilities will be introduced for the 2010 World Cup, Johannesburg Mayor Amos Masondo says.

BRT won't be on time for SWC

2010-05-03 23:34

The bus rapid transit system won't be on time to meet the transport needs of tourists in Johannesburg during the World Cup, the Democratic Alliance has said.

BRT shooting victim dies

2010-05-03 10:38

One of the nine people injured in shooting incidents on Rea Vaya buses in Soweto has died, Gauteng police have confirmed.

Gauteng closes routes for taxis

2010-03-29 19:02

All routes and ranks operated by the Witwatersrand African Taxi Owners Association (Wata) will be closed from Tuesday morning according to the Gauteng transport department.

MEC 'furious' over taxi violence

2010-03-24 11:44

Cape Town police are patrolling "hotspots" on the second day of a minibus taxi strike, as the transport MEC blamed a taxi alliance for earlier violence.

ANC slams taxi violence

2010-03-17 14:10

The ANC and its alliance partners in Gauteng have condemned the violent nature of protests by taxi operators against the Bus Rapid Transit system.

UDM: Zuma played taxi drivers

2010-03-15 17:06

Taxi drivers could be forgiven for thinking that President Jacob Zuma strung them along to keep the peace ahead of last year's elections, UDM leader Bantu Holomisa says.

BRT protest: Taxi drivers held

2010-03-15 11:08

Ten taxi drivers have been arrested for public violence in Soweto, as tension mounts over the introduction of the next phase of the Bus Rapid Transit system.

Cops escort new BRT buses

2010-03-15 09:34

Police have had to escort new bus services rolled out for the latest phase of Johannesburg's BRT system, while taxi drivers protest against it, leaving commuters stranded.

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